DNA Gardens is the worlds oldest commercial producers of Saskatoons. With over 40 years of experience we really know our stuff!
Long time fruit growers Dave and Arden....
Meet Dave and Arden, the D and A of DNA Gardens.
We ran a very successful plant tissue culture business which we sold. We were a leading plant propagator for the University of Saskatchewan. We loved the new varieties and enjoyed helping to introduce them as well. Along the road, our tissue culture lab was always looking for new and exciting plants for our tough climate. We met many plant breeders and passionate growers. We were very instrumental in helping Dr. Evans supply the world with Evans Cherries! We had the good fortune to meet Mr. Lloyd Lee (plant breeder) and also Jim and Art Coutts (plant breeders) and of course, Dr. Ieaun Evans. We were partners and the plant propagators for 300 acres of black currants in central Alberta. We did our job! We got the plants grown, field planted and looking great. Agriculture is always about marketing products and this project failed. But you can tell, we love black currants and still fullheartedly endorse their great flavour and health benefits. We grow our own currants now with about 2 acres. We have had 50,000 pounds of cherries in our fields! Seriously. Again, no place to go with the fruit. So you can see how an opperation like ours evolves to value adding (especially to wine and spirits). We use up most of our fruit now. It's great! We love it. I believe it is a natural progression of a fruit farm. It has been a long journey of love! We raised our children loving the land and now our grandchildren are coming along.
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